How to Remove “applaunch.exe”

What is applaunch.exe?

applaunch.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as AppLaunch.exe. It belongs to Microsoft .NET ClickOne Launch Utility, developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as applaunch.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with applaunch.exe malware?

Look out for these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with applaunch.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • applaunch.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible applaunch.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Windows\System32, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove applaunch.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download our award-winning Free Antivirus

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Restart your PC after the installation gets over

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with the quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be notified through an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove applaunch.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 11 July 2018 at 6:52 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable d9cbf8dd8f1b31c6
60f43dcdf2fa0b39
03863c17
e7b67d7242bf18f9
6af4639d0d9ddd88
Virus.Win32.
Floxif.A
Yes 2.0.50727.
7905
(win9rel.0
50727-7900
)
2.0.50727.
7905
103.23.204.84/32 N/A
2 N/A Executable f8b6ea1cdd3679e9
8175eed3935c0377
e1dc4fb4
7f0d353aa32797d8
ad6ca948a8ba3369
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A 181.66.169.99/32 N/A
3 N/A Executable 0b15706365ec2422
72b0b7c5b93dd16d
834f3b98
29b2fdb10478d314
9e99880ed1a16de1
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A 181.66.169.99/32 N/A
4 N/A Executable 6e509302507cb2fa
f97c63cf43167641
a3cb55f6
f3906a782e58b4ef
bb4b6e4c10c190bb
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A 181.66.169.99/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 16 August 2008 at 1:00 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable c98ff66083b17749
468d49cc9adcffd2
e26681b1
c77256db645331d4
78593c336e9daea6
Yes 2.0.50727.
3053
(netfxsp.0
50727-3000
)
2.0.50727.
3053
United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6af9bb01918dc96d
9dec1d17c8ebcbd9
1dfbdddc
94240f35a776cb8a
786949730bba1d77
Yes 4.6.1590.0
built by:
NETFXREL2
4.6.1590.0 United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9e025af9243274a9
7222364be2e130b5
1b4b3e4c
2b480544848eff9f
53440a74e1187567
Yes 2.0.50727.
8825
(WinRelRS3
.050727-88
00)
2.0.50727.
8825
10.224.25.96/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 650f25e85316d23a
4361a3e0faf45063
4e457d80
fd43b5186094435b
e4d20b9af3cd7228
Yes 4.6.1590.0
built by:
NETFXREL2
4.6.1590.0 United States
Display 4 items per page
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  • 32 items per page
 
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